Profit three times higher in the first quarter for Bucharest National Airports Company
The National Airports Company Bucharest (CNAB) registered, in the first three months of this year, an increase of almost 7% of the revenues compared to the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to operating revenues, supported by increased traffic at the company's airports. The efficient management of the expenses led to the recording, in the first three months, of a gross profit of about 21,5 million lei, of 2,7 times greater than the one related to the first quarter of 2013.
In the first quarter of the 2014, on the Henri Coandă Bucharest International Airport and the Bucharest-Baneasa International Airport Aurel Vlaicu, the air traffic exceeded 1,5 million passengers, reaching the record level of 1.566.992 passengers, with 4,5% more than the same period last year, thus creating the prerequisites for reaching the threshold of 8 million passengers throughout the 2014 year.
In addition, contrary to the trend recorded at most major European airports, for the first time in recent years there has been an increase in the number of aircraft movements (take-offs and landings) of aircraft. Thus, in March 2014, the number of aircraft movements was 7.643, about 1,8% more than the same month last year.
These results are direct effects of CNAB's efforts to attract new airlines, to expand the number of routes operated from Bucharest and to increase the operating frequencies on existing routes.
In 2013, the two airports of the Capital - Henri Coanda International Airport Bucharest and Bucharest Baneasa-Aurel Vlaicu International Airport - were transited by 7.649.503 passengers, the number of aircraft movements amounting to 95.984.